Football Scholarships

Football scholarships remain one of the most competitive fields in the world of sports scholarships, but full scholarships are more common in football than in any other sport. These scholarships are heavily regulated by the NCAA, which means there is a great amount of emphasis placed on not only talent but academic record as all those awarded scholarships must meet certain GPA requirements.

Many larger schools will have recruiters aware of talent on high school football fields, and marketing your skills has become an important piece of landing a football scholarship. As a high visibility sport that is often used as a tool to raise fundraising dollars from alums, those chosen for full rides at the big universities should consider themselves part of an elite group of athletes. That said, schools where football is not a way of life and more of a premium is placed on academics, it may be easier to not only land a spot on the team but compete for scholarship money. Don’t rule out smaller schools where factors like need come in when doling out available funding.

Most football scholarships will come directly from the college you’re attending. For examples of these and other football scholarships, check out the links below. For additional information about awards based on different criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Alliance Pipeline Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Established by Alliance Pipeline, this scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a student athlete who demonstrates strong academic performance. The student must maintain a 3.00 GPA and participate in an intercollegiate sport. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by January 1st of each year by the Director of the University Advancement based on the interest earnings in the [...] More

Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
In 1988, the National Collegiate Athletic Association established the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program as a means of recognizing the contributions of the former executive director through encouraging excellence in academic performance by student-athletes. Under this program, one male and one female student-athlete annually will be awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of [...] More

Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete Program™
Application Deadlines: Varies
Scholar Athlete Program recognizes exceptional student athletes that are performing well in the classroom and on the field. To register for the scholarship, students need to apply online or be nominated by a coach, teacher, parent or friend. Students must be a senior in high school, currently attend a Washington State High School, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and participate in a sport. Students can [...] More

Webber International University Athletic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Athletic Scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the athletic deptartment in football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, golf, softball, cross country, baseball, track and field and cheerleading./HTMLCHUNK_4/ For more information about this opportunity, please [...] More

Furman University Athletic Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Furman University Athletic Scholarships are partial to full scholarships awarded in 17 men's and women's intercollegiate sports. For more information, contact the director of athletics or the head coach in the sport in which you are [...] More

Metro Youth Football Alumni Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
The MYFA Scholarship was established as a means to expresses the importance of education to the players, parents and coaches of Metro Football. As coaches, we are all teachers passing on life lessons to the athletes that we serve. Personal development and education are a part of any athletes’ success and we want to re-enforce that message. We also hope that the Scholarship program will increase [...] More

Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 13, Annually
To be eligible for an award from the Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund, applicant must be a Russia High School (Shelby Co., Ohio) graduating senior who is pursuing an associate or a bachelor's degree as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution, have a high school GPA not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale and must have participated in no less than five (5) athletic seasons [...] More

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